Title

The Use Of Interactive Video Client Simulation Scores To Predict Clinical Performance Of Occupational Therapy Students

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2005

Publication Title

American Journal Of Occupational Therapy

Department

Occupational Therapy

Abstract

OBJECTIVE. Student academic performance (grades) has traditionally shown a weak correlation with clinical performance (supervisor ratings). A computer-based interactive video client evaluation program was created to determine whether the decision making of occupational therapy students on a client simulation explained variability in fieldwork supervisor ratings not accounted for by grades. METHOD. Two student cohorts (N = 43; N = 30) selected evaluation procedures for a client with a cerebrovascular accident from on-screen menus and recorded and interpreted client responses as shown on videodisc. Multiple regressions were calculated in which grades and simulation scores were used to predict fieldwork supervisor ratings. RESULTS. in cohort 1, grade in a physical disabilities course predicted 31% of the variance in supervisor ratings, whereas the simulation score for "completeness" accounted for an additional 12%, F(2, 39) = 16.75, p

Volume

59

Issue

1

pp.

50-56

ISSN

0272-9490